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Sunday, Apr 1, 2012

Everglades National Park Celebrates Calusa Days

Time: 9:00 am til 2:00 pm

Location: Gulf Coast Visitor Center, Everglades City

Description: On March 31st & April 1st, celebrate FAM at Everglades National Park. Learn about the prehistory and archaeological resources in the Ten Thousand Islands of SWFL. Visit the Turner River and Sandfly Island shell mounds, learn about how the Calusa lived, and try your hand at tool making, atlatl throwing, mask painting, and more. Join us for fun activities at the Gulf Coast Visitor Center in Everglades City, FL.
Call for more information: 239-695-3311. Activities are free except for the boat and canoe tours to the shell mounds.
April 1: Boat Tour to Sandfly Island - This will be a special boat tour at
11:00 am that includes a stop and short walk on Sandfly Island, a
prehistoric shell mound site. Reservations can be made at:
www.evergladesnationalparkboattoursgulfcoast.com (select “10,000 Islands”).
The tour costs $26.50 (regular boat tour price).

March 31 & April 1: Canoe Tour to the Turner Mounds (2 hours) - Bring own canoe or rent one ($26). Canoes can hold 2 or 3 people. Singles can pay for ½ a canoe. The trip will include a stop at Turner R. complex site and a ranger presentation on Calusa history. 10 am -12 pm. Call for rese

FPAN is posting this event as a courtesy, we will neither be hosting nor attending this event.